I thought this would be a useful blog to post, because perhaps it explains some of my choices, and my focuses, for my recipes in fooodlove!

So, of course, you will know by now that I am a Greek (originally from Rhodes), who moved with my Greek husband to make our home in the UK, with our two daughters. All three eat meat, whilst I am vegetarian (pescatarian, really). If you’re in a similar situation and wondering how it works for us, read on.

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Greek yoghurt (spelt ‘yogurt’ in the US!), is a really flexible product, that can be used for countless dairy substitutions in recipes. Whether you’re trying to make a recipe healthier or simply lack one ingredient, it can be a really great alternative. If you’ve ever wondered “can I use Greek yoghurt instead of…”, we are here to answer! In the blog below, we’ll suggest all the recipe substitutions you might have considered, and hopefully suggest some that you hadn’t thought up yet too!

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Perhaps I should start by saying that I am not one to be much swayed by superstitions. Perhaps that’s why I’m not afraid to have 13 sections for my blog on superstitions!  Even though I don’t believe in them, superstitions in Greece sometimes seem foundational to the whole culture!

Although myself and my husband might now laugh at some of the superstitions we grew up taking so seriously, they seemed very real to us as children - and remain a very real part of daily life to plenty of Greek people.

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Food is crucial to Greek culture, but as Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus once stated, “[w]e should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” It isn’t only the food that makes Greek food culture what is is; the crucial element is the social act of sharing food.

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11 May, 2021 · Food

Greek date night

Celebrating a ‘date night’ at home during lockdown has been really popular! With no restaurant nights out on offer, we’ve enjoyed a few Greek date nights ourselves. Once the kids are in bed, it’s nice to make some quality time as a couple. Lighting some candles, dressing up and opening a good bottle of wine provides a good opportunity for a treat, a relax, and a proper catch up with each other!

One crucial consideration for any date night is to choose recipes that don’t require you to be stood in front of the stove for an hour before serving - the whole point is to spend time together, isn’t it! That’s why the menu listed below features tasty recipes which don’t require lots of effort right before you dish.

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